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PT Round-up: 'Tis the season for politicians to party hard for campaign cash

Hello partiers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a political fundraiser or two? That’s certainly on Congress’s mind this week, even if it’s just a distraction from yet another looming budget battle. In fact, the Republican leader of the budget negotiations, Rep. Paul Ryan, will start out the week shaking the (palm) trees for cash in the Sunshine State. According to St. Petersblog, Ryan will breakfast Monday in the Orlando area with Republican supporters and members of Congress at the home of Rep. John Mica, R-Fla. The same day, Ryan ...

PT Round-up: Republicans and Chris Christie party hard, Grimes fundraises in Kentucky

Good morning, partiers! Still feeling sleepy from all of that turkey and Black Friday shopping? Well, pour yourself another cup of coffee and get ready for some fundraising festivities because it’s going to be a busy December – we’ve counted 44 parties on the books so far, and most are during the first two weeks. We are certain more shindigs are brewing out there, so, as always, let us know what we’re missing. If you are in the mood for some holiday-themed gatherings, you’re in luck. On Wednesday, Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., will have an Italian-Style Holiday Reception while Rep. ...

PT Round-up: Obama, Biden go on pre-Thanksgiving fundraising spree

Hello partiers, and Happy Thanksgiving! The latter part of the week promises to be filled with turkey and trimmings, but before that, there’s some fundraising to be done. The country’s number one and number two are hoping to cash in on some major donors’ feelings of holiday-induced goodwill on Monday and Tuesday. President Barack Obama is slated to attend four fundraisers in California, and Vice President Joe Biden will lunch with fellow Dems in downtown Chicago. Obama is making the most of his West Coast travels. On Sunday, he attended a $20,000-per-person "discussion" at the home of philanthropists/Zumiez creator Sonya ...

Happy birthday Joe, you travellin' man

It's Vice President Joe Biden's birthday today, and even at the tender age of 71, he's showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, if recent travels are any indication, the VP may be angling for shot at the White House in 2016. On Monday, Party Time reviewed Biden's recent excursions on the national party circuit -- noting his stops in key primary states and large, donor-rich cities. Today the vice president is in Panama on official business, touring the famed canal and meeting with President Ricardo Martinelli. Though, it seems that even on the other end of the continent ...

Is Joe Biden gauging support for a 2016 White House run?

Vice President Joe Biden is generally not one for shying away from, well, anything. But the former senator and two-time candidate for his party's presidential nomination has thus far been uncharacteristically tightlipped about his 2016 plans, despite indications that he may have his eyes on another run for the White House. His party itinerary will do nothing to quell those rumors, as his travels look suspiciously like those of a man testing the waters for a presidential campaign. In recent weeks Biden’s fundraising forays have taken him to electoral battlegrounds like North Carolina and Ohio and to metro areas flush ...